However, director Kang Shin Hyo and writer Kim Eun Sook stated otherwise concerning Lee Min Ho’s casting and the drama’s plot.
On October 7 at the press conference for SBS’ The Heirs, which took place at Patio 9 in Nonhyun-dong, director Kang Shin Hyo was asked if Boys Over Flowers, which made Lee Min Ho into a star, bothers him at all.
“It’s not that I’m unconscious of it,” answered the director. “But the number one person who could pull off that role was Lee Min Ho. We didn’t take everything else into consideration really and just chose him.”
The director added, “He’s doing better than expected. We were quite surprised at his emotional acting despite being a young actor.”
Writer Kim Eun Sook also stated, “It doesn’t make me comfortable when the topic of Boys Over Flowers comes up. If I was going to write a drama that was going to be called an imitation of Boys Over Flowers, I wouldn’t have cast Lee Min Ho. It’s because I had confidence that this was going to be a completely different and more entertaining story that I asked Lee Min Ho to become a high school student again.
“That’s why I was able to cast Lee Min Ho. I think once the broadcasts start, comparisons with Boys Over Flowers will stop.”
Meanwhile, The Heirs is about high school students in high society with Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, f(x)’s Krystal, Choi Min Hyuk, Kim Sung Ryeong, CN Blue’s Kang Min Hyuk, ZE:A’s Park Hyung Sik, Kim Ji Won, Kang Ha Neul, Jeon Soo Jin, Im Joo Eun, and more in the cast. The drama will begin October 9.
Article Credit: Kwon Soo Bin
Photo Credit: Lee Ji Sook